Setsuko Thurlow Hiroshima a survivor  at the RIA where she attended a conference on disarmament organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

She was 13 when the world ended. There in Hiroshima on that bright blue morning of August 6th, 1945, 70 years ago next year, w(...)

Organisers  gesture for reporters to leave a room where officials from Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation  are meeting with members of a joint working group sent by the Chinese government to Malaysia after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters 1:00

Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Ph(...)

Maho Yamada and Mikako Ichikawa in Naoko Ogigami’s Rent-a-Cat

A welcoming note in the programme for the upcoming Japanese Film Festival speaks of vernal beginnings and the coming of the cherry blossoms. On(...)